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Child Development

A Good STEM Education Is A Play-Based One

What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Why STEM? “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and…

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“Why Interaction Must Come Before Language”

An interesting way to think about expressive language – as the roof of a house that first requires a foundation of other skills. To learn more about all the things a child needs to learn before they can use words, take a look this article Why Interaction Must Come Before Language

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6 Waldorf-Inspired Principles

Steiner believed that children learned best when they were encouraged to use their imagination. He argued that education had to take into account physical, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual aspects of each child. View the article HERE

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46 Things No One Tells You About Parenting a Teenage Boy

Bridging those years between boyhood and manhood is basically what you’ve been training your whole parenting life for when you’re a Boy Mum. But just in case you have any doubt, this great ARTICLE by Lori Garcia has tallied up the good and the bad when it comes to all the stuff no one tells you…

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Talking Playtime Seriously

“We think that all domains of development are informed by children engaging in play,” YES…All domains of development! All of them! It’s pretty incredible, if you think about it, how perfectly play is designed to help children learn and grow. Play is a universal, cross-cultural and necessary attribute of childhood, essential for development and essential…

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To Play Is To Learn -Time to step back and let kids be kids

“The more our children play today, the more prepared future generations will be. Play is needed to endow us with leaders who can resolve conflict, problem solve, build socially connected communities and inspire society to flourish.” Research shows that play is vital to a child’s development, equipping them with the skills necessary to tackle humanity’s…

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New Parenting App

A new ground-breaking app is making parenting fun and interactive by giving parents of children from birth up to three years of age simple skills to support their child’s development. The Day by Day: Learning Together App sees parents complete activities that are organised into different everyday environments such as the kitchen, bathroom, outdoors and travelling.…

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Loose Parts: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

If toddlers learn through exploration, wouldn’t it be common sense to offer them the type of playthings that spark the most curiosity and creative motivation? Don’t search for these exceptional learning tools in the toy aisle. Look in your kitchen drawers, or perhaps even the recycling bin. Small boxes with lids, measuring cups, cardboard tubes,…

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Processing Tactile Sensations

“The ability to process tactile sensations effectively is very important, not only for visual perception, motor planning, and body awareness, but also for academic learning, emotional security, and social skills. The children’s (who have tactile dysfunction) touch systems do not function smoothly, making it difficult for them to modulate, discriminate, coordinate, or organize touch sensations…

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